Sleephones

Product Review for Sleephones

Sleep Science Behind Sleephones:

Noise is one of the most recognizable stimulus that disrupts sleep. Anyone who can’t get to sleep because of a loud stereo or wakes up to the sound of a barking dog, will typically know exactly what woke them up. It is very important to keep a quiet sleeping environment, not only for the initiation of sleep but to stay asleep too.

Sound is typically measured in decibels (db), and relatively defined to the threshold of human hearing (0 db = the point at which sound can begin to be heard by a human). A normal conversation is about 60 db while a quiet bedroom at night may be around 30 db. Researchers have shown that traffic or aircraft noise that elevate the bedroom noise level to as little as 40-45 db (the level of a quiet library), can increase awakenings from sleep, prolong the time it takes to fall asleep and disrupts normal sleep architecture by increasing the lightest stage of sleep (Stage N1).

Recent studies have shown that the peak volume of the noise may not be the most important aspect, however. These studies suggest that it is more the difference between the background noise and the peak volume, giving support to age old motherly wisdom of using white noise to help children sleep. The same is true of adults. It takes as little as a 10% increase in room noise to fragment sleep. Ear plugs can reduce both background noise and any loud noises that may occur in the sleeping environment. 

Features:

  • √  100% all new polyester fleece

  • √  50” cord

  • √  3.5mm (1/8”) stereo plug

  • √  Available in 4 comfortable sizes

  • √  Made in the USA

  • √  Includes binaural beat technology CD

  • √  Comes with lavender sachet

​Good For:

  • Creating a relaxing personalized musical atmosphere as part of a healthy relaxing bedtime routine.
  • Masking or reducing unwanted bedroom noise to help you fall asleep or stay asleep.
  • Treating circadian rhythm disorders including jet lag, shift work disorder, and phase advance/delay
  • Improving mood and treating depression, such as that associated with seasonal affective disorder